In the heart of Magna Graecia
Unspoilt nature, thousands of years of history, culture and tradition create the perfect combination in Crotone. An ancient Greek colony from the 8th century BC, it is nicknamed the city of Pythagoras because it was here that the philosopher founded the school named after him. The old town unfolds in a maze of narrow alleyways and small squares up to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Don’t miss the Capo Colonna archaeological site, which houses what remains of the ancient sanctuary of Hera Lacinia.
Among the most beautiful villages in the province of Crotone is Santa Severina, perched on a cliff that ends with the Norman Castle, which offers breath-taking views.
Near the capital, bathed by the waters of the Ionian Sea, lies the Marine Protected Area Capo Rizzuto, among Italy’s largest protected natural areas. Famous for its red-sand beaches and flourishing vegetation, the reserve is home to the charming town of Le Castella, where you can visit Aragonese Castle.
If you love being in contact with nature, we recommend visiting the Vergari River Park in the municipality of Mesoraca, renowned for its trekking paths through pristine landscapes, waterfalls and water basins to explore. It is an ideal location to escape from the summer heat.